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Xiaomi Is Moving International Users’ Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions

techcrunch.com — The past year has been an eventful one for Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi. The company's devices are now sold in seven countries in Asia, that's a big step up from Xiaomi's inception - when it retailed in China only - and, with big plans to be global, the company is finally migrating international user data to servers outside of China, as International VP Hugo Barra revealed today.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @jonrussell: Xiaomi migrating international user data out of China — faster, more secure services ahead of more global expansions tcrn.ch/1DAiB8A

Oct 22, 2014

Xiaomi migrating international user data out of China — faster, more secure services ahead of more global expansions tcrn.ch/1DAiB8A

Carmel Ventures Raises $194M From Investors Including Baidu

techcrunch.com — Israeli venture capital firm Carmel Ventures has closed its latest investment fund worth $194 million. Called Carmel Ventures IV, the fund's investors include several major Chinese companies, including Baidu (the maker of China's biggest search engine), mobile services provider Qihoo, and financial conglomerate Ping-An. Other investors include Horsley Bridge Partners.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Carmel Ventures Raises $194M From Investors Including Baidu tcrn.ch/ZNCTN1 by @catherineshu

Oct 22, 2014

Tech Crunch: catherineshu -  Israeli venture capital firm Carmel Ventures has closed its latest investment fund w... owl.li/2Puogy

Japan’s Rakuten Ramps Up Globally, Lauches Rakuten.co.uk Marketplace And Drops Play.com

techcrunch.com — Rakuten, Japan's e-commerce powerhouse, is taking another step in its ambitions to be a global player on par with the likes of Amazon and Alibaba. Today, the company is launching Rakuten.co.uk, its first own-brand online marketplace in the UK, where it will bring together goods sold directly by itself as well as third-party retailers; its Kobo e-books store; and its Wuaki video streaming service.
Oct 22, 2014

Inevitable: Rakuten just launched its Japanese-style online marketplace in the UK -- can it work? I have my doubts. tcrn.ch/1t4GPop

Oct 22, 2014

Unifying brand and billing for disparate Rakuten properties makes perfect sense, surprised it's taken this long tcrn.ch/1t4GPop

Oct 22, 2014

Rakuten is a fraction of the size of Alibaba or Amazon but its ambitions are no less big tcrn.ch/1t4GPop

Indonesian Marketplace Tokopedia Raises $100M From SoftBank and Sequoia

techcrunch.com — Tokopedia, an online marketplace in Indonesia, has raised an impressive $100 million round led by SoftBank Internet and Media (SIMI), with participation from Sequoia Capital and returning investor SB Pan Asia Fund. The investment is the second major one announced in Southeast Asia this week, which points to increasing investor interest in the region.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Indonesian Marketplace Tokopedia Raises $100M From SoftBank and Sequoia tcrn.ch/1yXrr0k by @catherineshu

Oct 22, 2014

The 2nd big raise for SEA startup this week. Indonesian Marketplace Tokopedia Raises $100M From SoftBank and Sequoia tcrn.ch/1yXrr0k

Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

techcrunch.com — Facebook and Twitter are essential tools for social marketing, but user engagement on those networks doesn't necessarily translate into more visitors to a site. Created by the founder of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM wants to solve that problem by making it possible to turn any site into a social network with two lines of code.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Spot․IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network tcrn.ch/1tesh5u by @catherineshu

Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy

techcrunch.com — Zoho.com has been delivering online applications since 2005. That's long before most of us were calling it the cloud, and today it has over 30 applications, most of which to this point have been aimed at the front office with applications such as an office suite, email, CRM and project management.
Oct 22, 2014

Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy tcrn.ch/1nyXqQl More companies recording subscription revenues. via @techcrunch

Groupon Goes After Yelp And Google With Millions Of Individual Business Pages

techcrunch.com — Groupon today took one more step ahead in its bid to be the go-to place for local businesses and their e-commerce efforts: it has launched a new format and online presence called Pages.
Oct 22, 2014

Groupon's new Pages for businesses are partly designed to get Groupon better SEO tcrn.ch/ZGpaHr

Adaptive Math Learning Platform KnowRe Raises $6.8M Series A

techcrunch.com — KnowRe, an online math learning platform for secondary students, has raised a Series A round of $6.8 million. The funding was led by returning investor SoftBank Ventures Korea, with participation from KTB Ventures, Partners Fund, and SparkLabs Global Ventures.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Adaptive Math Learning Platform KnowRe Raises $6.8M Series A tcrn.ch/1sOxYFD by @catherineshu

Making Raspberry Pi with Eben Upton

techcrunch.com — John Biggs sits down with Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton to learn about his company's mission, new hardware adapters, and key learnings for entrepreneurs. on the..
Oct 22, 2014

RT @UDOO_Board: Interesting discussion between @johnbiggs and @EbenUpton about the future of #Pi. If u are a maker u have to check it tcrn.ch/1CUs5cy

Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar

techcrunch.com — Editor's Note: Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase. There's a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad. After watching JustFab and Gilt Groupe explode into billion dollar companies while Warby Parker raised over $100 million to sell stylish eyeglasses, investors are eager to discover the next big hit.
Oct 21, 2014

Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar zite.to/ZF79JF

Oct 21, 2014

@timoweiland #kewl Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar tcrn.ch/1t3Wx39 via @techcrunch

Oct 21, 2014

Venture Investors Have Put $800M InFashion Related Deals This Year tcrn.ch/1t3Wx39